Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Good News

The boyz and I got some good news yesterday. The lump that was removed from my tongue was benign so nothing further needs to be done.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Together Through Life

I stayed home last Thursday and Friday to recover from the oral surgery I had on Wednesday. After four straight days of hardly leaving the house I think Theo got pretty used to having me around. Since I spent much of the time resting in bed, he got even more used to having a captive audience for all his boundless energy.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Thundering Feet

Thompson and I will often be relaxing on the living room couch when we hear the thunder of little paws upstairs. It's the sound of a high speed chase. I can never tell if the look on Thompson's face is one of sadness of not being nimble enough to keep up with the action or one of having seen and heard it all before and wondering when his brothers will just settle down like the rest of us.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Bedtime Eyes

This is Diego-san's "I think it's time for all of us to go to bed" look.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Rushmore

A couple of weeks ago, Diego-san proudly showed off his "nickel pose." Not to be outdone, Thompson and Theo have a historic pose of their own- this is what they would look like as a part of Mount Rushmore.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Boyz and Toys

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I always get a kick out of watching Thompson play with a toy. He's not playful by nature but when he does decide it's time to play, he gives it his all (just like everything else).

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Coneheads

I had a lump removed from my tongue. The surgery only took about ten minutes but I must admit it's kind of hard eating with a sore tongue and it isn't pleasant having stitches in my tongue. Diego-san slept with me most of the afternoon and I appreciated his sympathy so much I told him I was considering wearing a cone around the house just to understand what he went through last month...

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

A Cold

I got my first cold of the winter/spring and it's playing havoc with my voice. I think Theo is concerned because my voice either drops an octave making me sound like Barry White, or it cracks like Cletus the slack jawed yokel.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Happy Tuesday

Or at least I think that's what Diego-san is thinking... or it could be happy blippin Tuesday.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Leopard Skin Pillbox Bed

My friend Alissa gave me this hammock for the boyz. One of her dogs was chewing up the frame so she decided it best to remove it from her apartment. Theo has already claimed it as his own never mind the smell of dogs. Good boy.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Friday, March 19, 2010

Theo's Secret Life

Regular readers of our blog know my all time favorite artist, bar none, is Bob Dylan. That's why I was stunned to see this picture and learn that Theo, in a secret life, has personally met Bob.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Anonymous Troublemaker

An unnamed boy (Diego-san) found an open half full bag of fresh litter sitting in the middle of our basement. I moved it there when I had to rearrange the litter boxes during Diego’s isolation time. This unnamed boy (Diego-san) knocked the open bag over, emptied all the litter on to the carpeted floor, and proceeded to use the fresh litter for number two. Somehow I think this act was one of defiance and not that any of the boyz are more defiant than the others (Diego-san), only one of the boyz (Diego-san) seemed at all interested when I went downstairs to clean up the mess.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Clean as a Whistle

Theo had his annual physical. He checked out A.O.K. with the exception of needing to have his teeth cleaned. He lost a little weight (less than half a pound) and now weighs right around 11 pounds.

He was not too happy with his adventure but wasn't too upset to enjoy the treats the vet offered to him.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Monday, March 15, 2010

Spring Ahead

Thompson wasn't about to let Daylight Savings Time change his schedule any...

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Nickel Pose

Diego-san showed me what it would look like if his profile appeared on the nickel. Move over Mr. Jefferson.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Lessons Learned

Thompson has learned it's not a bad idea to sleep with one eye open because of certain little peppy pouncing brothers....

Friday, March 12, 2010

Friday Makeup

Heading into a weekend, Theo understands the importance of being bright eyed and bushy tailed...

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Zzzzzs

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If you turn the sound up real loud you can hear Thompson snoring. It's such a cute sound...

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Cross Our Fingers and Paws

Whatever was irritating Diego's ear the past few days appears to have gone away. Hopefully that will be the last thing he has to deal with for a long, long time.

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Poor Guy

I posted too soon yesterday...

Diego-san was sitting on my lap and he began to constantly scratch one of his ears. Even when he wasn't scratching the ear was twitching. I tried to see if there was something inside that I could clean out but he was having none of that.

The scratching continued when we went to bed so I may have to bring him back for yet another vet visit...

Monday, March 08, 2010

Better

Diego-san is slowly returning to himself. He clearly was feeling better yesterday- the wounds are nearly healed and he was closer to his mischievous, big personality self. The cone came off and he enjoyed his returned freedom. He did urp up two meals and I'm hoping that was related to the end of having to take antibiotics making his stomach a bit unsettled.

Sunday, March 07, 2010

Steady as He Goes

Theo really did provide a lot of comfort around these parts the past few days just by being himself. His playfulness is always entertaining but I was so glad that one of the boyz was doing his best to make things as normal as possible...

Saturday, March 06, 2010

Blankie

Thompson's favorite person, M-, brought us a blanket back from Mexico as a gift for my housesitting her dogs Kurbie and Torii last December. Thompson immediately had to check out our fancy new blankie...

Friday, March 05, 2010

Very Funny

I told Diego-san the only good thing that's come out of his experience is that our house has never had better TV reception. He was not amused...

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Thankful Thursday

The boyz and I want to extend a big thank you for all the supportive and helpful comments over the last week and a half. We really appreciate all the well wishes...

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Super Trooper

I have to thank Diego-san for being such a great trooper through his health ordeal. I'm thankful he doesn't seem to be blaming me for all that he has had to endure.

I was the one that brought him in after some initial discomfort for a procedure that eventually led to a lot more pain. I was the one that hauled him off in the middle of the night for more pain and brought him home all drugged up and then isolated him from the rest of the house.

I'm the one who has since dragged him off to more visits to the vet. I'm the one who is forcing him to take medicine and wear a cone when I'm not around. He's developed some type of respiratory affliction that has him all stuffed up and sneezing constantly and I suppose I could be blamed for that as well because he picked up the affliction at one of his visits to the vet.

Yet through it all, he still lies next to me in bed, as close as can be and purrs and purrs. He still wants to sit on my lap in the morning for some cuddling. I maybe associated with all his discomfort from the past week and yet he has managed to absolve me from any of the blame. And I appreciate that.

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Thompson 2010

Thompson only ate a quarter of his food yesterday. I felt a little bit relieved when he charged down the stairs this morning in anticipation of breakfast. He ate most of his food but still left some in his dish- not at all normal for him. He hasn't shown any other sign of not feeling well so I've been wondering what's been going on. One theory is that he's conducting a hunger strike either in support of his wounded brother or because I've been paying far more attention to his wounded brother.

This morning's paper might have shed more light on the situation. Apparently my boy is considering a run for the U.S. Senate in our neighboring state. Who knew?

P.S. I came home for lunch to pick up Diego-san from the vet (another positive checkup) and Thompson went to his dish so I fed him. I think he's getting back to being completely normal...

Monday, March 01, 2010

His Motor is All Revved Up With Nowhere to Go

Theo wants his brothers to feel better so he can chase them all over the house again soon.